Drew Barrymore's half-sister, Jessica Blyth Barrymore, was found dead in her car early Tuesday morning in San Diego, according to TMZ.

Her body was found by a neighbor, who reportedly told ABC 10 News there was a soft drink between her legs and dozens of white pills scattered on the passenger seat.

The website reported the sisters were not close. They shared the same father, John Drew Barrymore. Jessica's mother was actress Nina Wayne, John Drew Barrymore's fourth wife.

Drew Barrymore told TMZ through her rep, "Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible and I'm so incredibly sorry for their loss."

Thursday would have been Jessica's 48th birthday.

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/thicks67.



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